Achieving highly reliable operations is a goal for most organizations, but few manage to realize it. Equipment failures on offshore platforms have significant financial impacts, yet we continue to follow a similar course which has so far produced sub-standard results. This presentation demonstrates the actions a Gulf of Mexico operator has so far taken in their reliability journey, with some highlights of successes already realized, and plans to complete the journey. Beginning with a discussion of hierarchy and master asset list creation along with asset criticality ranking, we will explore how beginning with the end in mind helps establish the CMMS data population requirements for assets. We will also show how this data can be used to aid business decision processes and to drive continuous improvement efforts. We will continue with a basic overview of reliability centered maintenance, highlighting success stories from the operator’s viewpoint as the work progressed. We will conclude with future efforts to identify spare parts and stock them appropriately, and how all these efforts align with a data-driven future state.